Coffee Companion (9/29): O's make the Red Sox cry

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Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. 

Running it back:


Robert Andino hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Red Sox on Wednesday night. Fewer than five minutes later, down in St. Petersburg, Evan Longoria hit a walk-off home run to officially knock Boston out of the playoffs. ... On Thursday, Peter Angelos is scheduled to meet with Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter. ... Being named the Most Valuable Oriole was a "tremendous honor" for Adam Jones. ... Domonique Foxworth was placed on the injured reserve. ... Ray Lewis responded to Rex Ryan. ... Art Modell is up for the Hall of Fame again. ... Sergio Kindle said he's not discouraged by being deactivated in the first three games of the season. ... The Terps are wearing red and black on Saturday.

Hitting the links:


1. Here are a bunch of Orioles talking about the dramatic win against the Red Sox [Orioles Insider]

2. Watching baseball on TV does not get better than this [Z on TV]

3. Peter Schmuck watched the most amazing two weeks of non-contending baseball [Schmuck Stops Here]

4. It was an amazing night of baseball drama [USA Today]

5. Five minutes that changed baseball [Wall Street Journal]

6. The Red Sox added another epic collapse to their history [Boston Globe]

7. The Red Sox did this to themselves [Boston Globe]

8. Theo Epstein: "We did this to ourselves" [ESPN]


9. David Ortiz: "Nothing is as bad as this" [Boston Globe]

10. The Red Sox are forever choked [Boston Herald]

11. The Red Sox could undergo some changes [USA Today]

12. The Orioles ended the season spectacularly, but lots of questions remain [CSN Baltimore]

13. The Orioles must turn their attention to rebuilding a team -- and fan interest -- for 2012 [Baltimore Sun]

14. The Ravens hope to keep the Jets from finding a run game [Baltimore Sun]


15. Terrell Suggs CAN'T WAIT to play Bart Scott and the Jets [MASN]

16. Chad Pennington tells Mark Sanchez how to beat Joe Flacco and the Ravens [FOX Sports]

17. Derrick Mason said Ravens players were disappointed when Rex Ryan didn't become coach [NY Post]

18. Derrick Mason is "at peace" with his release from Baltimore [The Star-Ledger]

19. Could Domonique Foxworth be done with the Ravens? [ESPN]

20. Randy Edsall bashing Ralph Friedgen is bad form [Toy Department]


21. Speaking of the Fridge, his wife visited the Terps this week [Tracking the Terps]

22. Towson returned tickets for this weekend's game to Maryland [Baltimore Sun]

Video of the morning:

Who cried more: the Red Sox or this little kid who doesn't want to be a BYU fan? [via Hot Clicks]

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